Scholarships & Bursaries

Stowe awards Scholarships each year in recognition of proven talent at Third Form and Sixth Form Entry. 

We believe that Scholarships should not reward talent alone, but should also consider an individual’s potential and ability to maintain an eager, open-minded attitude to learning. It is important that Scholars should consistently achieve high standards during their time at Stowe. 

Scholars will take the lead in many of the intellectual and extra-curricular activities of the whole School – and it is here, and in the Houses, that they learn how to use and mix their special gifts with those of others. It is vital that the Scholarship process should encourage and reward attitudes to learning that will above all set standards for others. 

For all Scholarship applications a full report from the candidate’s school will be requested. 

Third Form candidates may apply for more than one Scholarship; however, candidates cannot be awarded both an Academic Scholarship and a Roxburgh Scholarship.

Sixth Form candidates are not permitted to sit Scholarships in more than two disciplines. 

It should also be noted that all Scholarships are tenable throughout the holder’s career at Stowe, subject only to the Head’s satisfaction with the holder’s industry, performance and behaviour. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarships and Bursaries Committee. 

A typical Scholarship at Stowe is worth 5% of the School Fee. 

Scholarships may be supplemented by means-tested bursaries, with a limited number of fully-funded places where there is proven financial need. Bursaries are only available to successful Scholarship candidates and are awarded to further supplement fees according to financial circumstances following an in-depth financial assessment ahead of the Entry Days. If your child is applying for a Scholarship and requires additional bursary support, please contact the Admissions Office to obtain a Financial Circumstances Form. 

What is available? 

Find out about the range of Scholarships on offer for Third and Sixth Form. 


To apply for a Third Form 2025 Scholarship, please complete the application form.

Third Form Scholarship Assessment Days (2025 Entry)

Scholarship Application Deadline Assessment Date
Equestrian 31 May 2024 End of Summer Term/Summer Holidays 2024
Golf 13 September 2024 Thursday 3 October 2024
Sport 13 September 2024 Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 November 2024
Chess 13 September 2024 Wednesday 20 November 2024
Academic 08 November 2024 Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 January 2025
Music 08 November 2024  Monday 20 January 2025
Art 08 November 2024 Wednesday 29 January 2025
Drama 08 November 2024 Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 January 2025
Design 08 November 2024 Wednesday 29 January 2025
Roxburgh 08 November 2024 Thursday 30 & Friday 31 January 2025

Closing dates for Applications;
for Equestrian 31 May 2024
for Chess, Golf & Sport 13 September 2024
for Academic, Art, Design, Drama, Music and Roxburgh 8 November 2024 


Sixth Form Scholarship 2025 Entry Key Dates

Sport Scholarship
(with Sport) Scholarship

Entry Examinations, Assessments and Interviews - Wednesday 16 October 2024.
Closing date for applications (including bursaries) Monday 23 September 2024.

General Entry (No Scholarship)
Academic Scholarship
Berry Scholarship
Classic Scholarship 

Entry Examinations and Interviews, Saturday 9 November 2024.  
Closing date for applications (including bursaries) Tuesday 1 October 2024

Art Scholarship
Berry Scholarship
Design Scholarship
Drama Scholarship
Music Scholarship
Roxburgh Scholarship (with Art, Drama, Design or Music)

Entry Examinations, Assessments, Interviews and Auditions, Tuesday 5 November 2024.
Closing date for applications (including bursaries) Tuesday 1 October 2024.

Digital Design and Drama portfolios must be submitted by Saturday 26 October 2024 to Stowe Admissions.

Chess Scholarship

Entry Examinations, Assessments and Interviews, Wednesday 20 November 2024.
Closing date for applications (including bursaries) Tuesday 1 October 2024.

UKiset Test Results 
The closing date is Monday 16 September 2024.

The Admissions Department would be pleased to discuss any aspect of the Scholarship application process with parents. Please feel welcome to contact the Admissions Office.